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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “in the coming weeks” there will be “legislation coming forward on addressing” issues related to the Canadian justice system.
Trudeau made the comment after he was asked about the aftermath of Gerald Stanley’s acquittal. Stanley was acquitted in the killing of 22-year-old Colten Boushie on Feb. 9.
“We know we need to make significant changes along the paths of reconciliation,” he told CBC Radio One’s The Morning Edition on Friday.
Across Canada, those who were outraged at the verdict took issue with peremptory challenges in the jury selection process after potential jurors who appeared to be visibly Indigenous were dismissed. There were 14 challenges available to both the Crown and defence, which meant they could dismiss any potential juror with no reason required.